Economic Valuation of The Nature Conservancy’s Watershed Conservation Activities in Waikamoi Preserve, Maui

Ecosystem Services, Leah Bremer, Invasive Species, Kimberly Burnett, Value of Watershed Conservation, Water Resources, Christopher Wada, Economy, Environment, Reports

The objective of this research was to estimate the value of ecosystem services protected by watershed conservation activities at The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve on the island of Maui. Projections of monetized benefits, together with trajectories of conservation costs, were used to calculate net present value, payback period, and return on investment.